Upcoming Opportunities to Learn About Forests and Forestry

Here are some upcoming opportunities to learn about forests and forestry in Chittenden County in the next couple months, from Ethan Tapper, Chittenden County Forester. Continue reading

Trip reports August 2019 (updated 9/2/2019)

8/31/2019 – Hike around Mansfield
We met at the Underhill Center park & ride at 8:30, unfortunately missing by only a couple minutes one person from meetup who got a little lost and was late.
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Bear Issues on the Long Trail & Appalachian Trail in Vermont

GMC executive director Mike Debonis has asked us to share the following information:

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Trip reports July 2019 (updated 7/28/2019)

7/20/2019 – Cantilever Rock
We met at 8:30 at the Underhill Center park & ride, took one car up to the state park, and were on the trail a little before 9. Continue reading

Trip reports June 2019 (updated 7/3/2019)

6/30/2019 – Long Trail – Spruce Ledge Camp to Babcock Trail Loop
Three of us left Essex at 8:00am for the one hour drive to Eden. Continue reading

ADK parking closures and changes

Roadside parking closures
May 28 update Continue reading

Trip reports May 2019 (updated 5/27/2019)

5/26/2019 – Corliss Camp to Eden Crossing
We met at the Cambridge park & ride a little before 8:30,
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Trip reports April 2019 (updated 6/12/2019)

4/6/2019 – Vergennes to Middlebury Bicycle Continue reading

Trip reports January-March 2019 (updated 4/1/2019)

3/31/2019 – Hurricane (cancelled trip)
I wanted to climb Hurricane,
But the forecast was calling for rain.
What with global warming,
We’ll see more storming,
Which surely will drive me insane.
Total participants: 0, including me.
Mary Lou Recor, poet and would-be trip leader.

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GMC now hiring for the 2019 season

Interested in working for the GMC? They are now interviewing people for the 2019 season. Most jobs run from mid-May to mid-October. Look here for more information.

Trip reports October-December 2018 (updated 1/30/2019)

12/23/2018 – Mansfield Forehead
After meeting at Essex Center Park and Ride, six of us carpooled to the Stevensville trailhead, where we met Dave. Continue reading

GMC Volunteers helped move lumber for Bolton Valley bridges

On Friday, November 2, a big group including some Burlington Section loyalists responded to the general appeal by Kathryn Wrigley, of Forests, Parks, and Recreation, for helpers to lug timbers up Bolton Nordic. Continue reading